Books by Faculty
Orbis Books, 2020
A new book edited by David Cortright brings voices for peace and nonviolence from around the world into conversation.
Oxford University Press, 2019
There are twenty-nine Islamic law states (ILS) in the world today, and their Muslim population is over 900 million. In Islamic Law and International Law, Emilia Justyna Powell (Kroc faculty fellow) examines the differences and similarities between the Islamic legal tradition and international law, focusing in particular on the issue of conflict management and resolution.
Oxford University Press, 2019
In Catherine Bolten’s recently published book, "Serious Youth in Sierra Leone," she presents findings on generational preconceptions and their impact on young men in Makeni, Sierra Leone. Her research has implications for everything from development to post-conflict reconstruction to how millennials are perceived and engaged around the world.
University of Chicago Press, 2019
Atalia Omer's book traces the development of American Jewish solidarity with Palestinians and the diverse social movements that have shaped this advocacy. She also explores the implications of this developing solidarity for Jewish tradition and identity now and into the future.
Peter Lang, 2019
Edited by Darcia Narvaez (Kroc faculty fellow). Indigenous Sustainable Wisdom: First Nation Know-how for Global Flourishing's contributors describe ways of being in the world that reflect a worldview that guided humanity for 99% of human history: They describe the practical traditional wisdom that stems from Nature-based relational cultures that were or are guided by this worldview.
Mercer University Press, 2019
In "When Fiction and Philosophy Meet" Ruthann K. Johansen (Kroc faculty fellow) and E. Jane Doering explore the intersection between the philosophy of Simone Weil from Paris, France, and the fiction of Flannery O'Connor from the Southern state of Georgia, USA.
Indiana University Press, 2019
Alan Dowty (Kroc faculty fellow) traces the earliest roots of the conflict to the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century, arguing that this historical approach highlights constant clashes between religious and ethnic groups in Palestine.
Polity Books, 2019
Edited by Alan Dowty (Kroc Institute Faculty Fellow). Introduction to any complex international conflict is enriched when the voices of the is adversaries are heard. The Israel/Palestine Reader an innovative collection, focused on the human dimension of the ongoing Israeli–Palestinian confrontation. Its vivid and illuminating readings present the voices of the diverse parties through personal testimonies and analyses.
Oxford University Press, 2018
Authors Patrick Regan, Christian Davenport, and Erik Melander offer a parallax view of how the authors think about peace and the complexities that surround the concept.
Cambridge University Press, 2018
Editors Peter Wallensteen and Madhav Joshi provide an analytical framework for understanding how the concept of quality peace can be used to evaluate post-conflict peacebuilding, using social science, statistics, and case studies.
Governance for Peace: How Inclusive, Participatory and Accountable Institutions Promote Peace and Prosperity
Cambridge University Press, 2017
Governance for Peace by David Cortright presents a comprehensive analysis of the dimensions of governance that are most likely to prevent armed conflict and foster sustainable peace.
Orbis Books, 2017
Through a collection of essays, Emmanuel Katongole portrays different dimensions of what it means for Christians in Africa to receive the gift and invitation of reconciliation in the midst of the stubborn realities of war, poverty and violence.
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2017
For Emmanuel Katongole, there is no more urgent theological task than to provide an account of hope for those enduring Africa’s endless cycles of violence, war, poverty, and displacement.
Rowman & Littlefield, 2016
Editors David Cortright, Melanie Greenberg and Laurel Stone illustrate the growth of civil society involvement in national, regional, and international peacebuilding policy through a number of case studies which feature women's perspectives and voices from the Global South.
Peace through Law: Reflections on Pacem in Terris from Philosophy, Law, Theology, and Political Science
Editors Heinz-Gerhard Justenhoven and Mary Ellen O’Connell offer reflections on Pope John XXIII’s peace encyclical Pacem in Terris from the disciplines of philosophy, law, theology, and political science.
Oxford University Press, 2016
Gary Goertz, Paul F. Diehl, and Alexandru Balas reconceptualize peace as more than the absence of war.
Oxford University Press, 2015
Peter Wallensteen offers a broad analysis of peacebuilding, isolating what does and not work when settling conflicts.
Patrick Regan articulates a multi-level political process for influencing climate change legislation, beginning with local politics.
University of Chicago Press, 2015
Editors David Cortright, Rachel Fairhurst and Kristen Wall present a conversation among leading scholars that analyzes the legal, ethical and strategic implications of American drone warfare.